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Assemblymember Weber Nominated as Secretary of State

SAN DIEGO—Governor Gavin Newsom has selected Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber to be California’s 30th Secretary of State.  Assemblymember Weber (D-79, San Diego) responded to her nomination with the following statement:

California Legislature Passes Weber’s School Funding Accountability Legislation

The California Legislature has sent Governor Gavin Newsom legislation that would ensure that K-12 school funding intended for low-income students, foster youth and English-language learners is actually spenton helping  those students achieve. AB 1835, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D.

Governor Signs Weber Bill Requiring Ethnic Studies Courses at Cal State

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsome has signed AB 1460, legislation that would require students at California State University (CSU) campuses to fulfill three units from courses in African American, Asian American, Latino/a or Native American studies.

Affirmative action will be on California’s ballot in November

California voters will decide in November whether to reinstate affirmative action after lawmakers approved a proposal Wednesday asking them to repeal the 25-year-old law that bans the consideration of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in university admissions, public employment and contracting.

California State Senate Passes AB 1460 

AB 1460: California State University: Graduation Requirement: Ethnic Studies passed in the California State Senate with a vote of 30–5. AB 1460 requires undergraduates to complete a minimum of one three-unit course in Ethnic Studies to graduate, effective beginning with students graduating in the 2024–25 academic year.